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Hannah Amoah looks to share Bridgewell with Everett

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  Despite moving out of the city more than 20 years ago, Hannah Amoah still considers herself to be a daughter of Everett.

  In addition to being a successful attorney in Miami, Florida, she has also served on the Bridgewell Board of Directors for the past two years. In this capacity, Amoah shared her desire to ensure that Everett residents are aware of the organization’s wide range of services. “We’re looking to expand on the North Shore,” she said. “Everett should be on the same level as Peabody, Lynnfield and Salem.”

  Amoah said one of Bridgewell’s major focus areas is helping young adults living with autism. “Austic citizens are sometimes not heard in places like Everett,” she said.

  She said the organization provides job training, housing assistance and recovery services. “Bridgewell is for anybody in Massachusetts who needs help,” she said.

  Amoah said she learned about Bridgewell through networking with the Tufts Lawyers Association. However, getting a seat on the Board of Directors was no easy task. “It was a grueling process,” said Amoah, adding that it took nearly a year for her to satisfy all of Bridgewell’s strict requirements.

  With $72 million in yearly grants, Amoah said that Bridgewell has withstood the financial hardships inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The same cannot be said for similar entities. “We’ve been able to maintain our programs; a lot of other programs have been shutting down,” she said. “We run a consistently well-funded organization.”

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